Well time again for my monthly pitch for Carolina Cinemas. I’ve always wanted to go to the famous Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas but my favorite Asheville movie theater is no slouch when it comes to special screenings.
Every Thursday night at 8 is the Thursday Horror Picture Show in the cinema lounge. Arrive early though as the serial starts at 740 (currently finishing up Flash Gordon’s Trip to Mars – not sure what the new one will be). Admission is FREE though it’s certainly appreciated if you pick up some snacks or even a meal at concessions. My wife adores the Blue Cheese Chips – fresh fried potato chips covered in bacon, chives, tomatoes, and blue cheese dressing. They’ve just announced February’s line-up.
1/26 Scanners (1981) – Timed to celebrate Cronenberg’s latest release A Dangerous Method. Ironically I will be missing Scanners which I love in favor of seeing a screening of A Dangerous Method for Asheville Film Society Members.
2/2 Murders in the Zoo (1933) – with Lionel Atwill and Randolph Scott. I’ve never seen this one so I’m looking forward to it.
2/9 Phantom of the Paradise (1974) – This camp classic from Brian De Palma was played last year – I’m not sure why Ken and Justin are bringing it back.
2/16 Mr. Vampire (1985) – I have never even heard of this film by Ricku Lau but judging from the year and that it is from Hong Kong, my guess is that it will be a mix of martial arts, slapstick, and general weirdness.
2/23 The Invisible Man Returns (1940) – Definitely not one of his best films but I’m always down for watching Vincent Price (or in this case listening to him).